All browsers malfunctioning

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hgud, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. hgud macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2010
    Have a weird problem - all of a sudden every one of my browsers has problems browsing sites, particularly with web-apps.

    My primary browser has been chrome, with safari as secondary.

    The problem manifests in Chrome as pages that fail to load. Examples would be gmail and some torrent sites. Other times, I get onto the sites, but when I use a search function, it stops and fails.

    I´ve also tried safari (tries for a bit then crashes), firefox (refuses to start now) and Opera. Opera seems to work, somewhat at least.

    I´ve already tried some things - thought it was a plugin problem since it affected all of the browsers so I basically deleted every one I could find and got fresh versions. No dice. In fact, when I throw out the latest Flash plugin, it seems to improve things, then I run into sites requiring flash, so I get it and things stop working.

    Tried repairing permissions on the hard drive - brings up a bunch of corrections all concerning flash.

    Tried deleting every browser and installing a fresh copy - no dice either.

    Finally tried installing Snow Leopard again - not completely fresh, did preserve my profiles and files and just set up the OS... since this seems also to affect stuff like taking a time-machine backup. Tried 3x to take a backup, and it stops after 2-3 gigs and becomes really really slow. Also, the whole OS seems to slow down - freezing at times - when I have the browsers going.

    So... any creative ideas? :)
  2. ULEE macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
    I have the same exact problem. Safari runs somewhat faster for a while but also really slows down after visiting some sites like facebook (+chat). Even the text input is delayed at times (text shows up seconds after typing). Is there any way to fix this? The rest of the system runs super fast.

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